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Sri Lanka sell out Canada World Cup clash


Sri Lanka’s opening World Cup match against cricketing minnows Canada has sold out, Sri Lanka Cricket said on Tuesday.

Ticket prices for the new 35,000-seater Hambantota stadium in Sri Lanka’s deep south start from 150 rupees ($1.35) up to a maximum of 1,000 rupees.
“All tickets were sold out for Sri Lanka’s maiden encounter against Canada,” Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement. The match will be played on Sunday.
Sri Lanka, World Cup champions in 1996 and runners-up in 2007, are co-hosting the showpiece event with India and Bangladesh, with the opening match in Dhaka on Saturday.
Hambantota and Pallekele, in the central region of Kandy, will host five World Cup games while the renovated R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo will host seven.
Sri Lanka are in Group A with defending champions Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Canada and Kenya.